Friday, November 11, 2016

A Lady of Grace

Time for some Mixed Media Fun!

I took this stretched 6x6 canvas and turned it over to use the back with the little niche. Then I layered on Modeling Paste over the Ripped Fishnet Stencil.

Top it off with layers of ArtAlchemy Metalliques and some white splatters of  Heavy White Gesso, and you have a luscious background.

I added a gorgeous picture of a lady from Retro Cafe Art Gallery with keyholes and corners painted and waxed with Inka Golds.

The Mechanical Pendant had an antique lace trim looped through it and
 laid into the niche onto pieces of wood to create height.

I used paper clay and Iron Orchid Design moulds for the other pieces. Two are sealed with Soft Matte Gel before I added an antiquing creme.

The other 2 started out with layers of gold. But I decided they needed to be darker, so more layers of paint were added.

 Inka Golds and Metalliques with Heavy Black Gesso create the rich dark colors.

It's all put together with Heavy Body Gel....It is amazing!

I love the contrast of the dark metallic colors and vintage lace that make for dramatic contrast in
The Lady of Grace.

I hope you enjoy the project and are inspired to
Create ART.



Kathi said...

Absolutely stunning piece! Thanks so much for sharing step-out photos of your creative process.

Linda M. Cain said...

Thank you so much. It's my pleasure. ❤️

Debby said...

Beautiful! Love how you got the darker looking elements on your pieces. Thank you for sharing your work!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Stunning piece of art. Tracy x

sheilaAR said...

Gorgeous, Linda! And thanks for the steps.

Jackie PN said...

Linda you lady is full of grace and oh so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your steps! xx

Carol Sterenstein said...

This is so beautiful, Linda. Did you add a 'frame' around the back side of the canvas in order to create the niche? I've never worked with stretched canvas.

Linda M. Cain said...

Carol the backs of stretched canvases have various openings or niches. Some small and some large. It just depends on the frame the canvas is stretched over and stapled onto.

mamablitger said...

Absolutely all your work. I love that you used so many designs from the moulds. Do you use paper clay or traditional clay ? The pieces you used look so decorative. Love the way you treated them.
Thank you for sharing some of the steps creating this fabulous piece of art.
Hugs from Monica

mamablitger said...

Hi again Linda...sorry to disturb you again. But I just went through the description of the steps again and realised that you used PAPER CLAY for the moulds.... Always better to read twice before asking..... Hm hm.... Lol....
Hugs from Monica

Whimsytouches said...

Big fan of your work.